Longitudinal study of depression and health services use among elderly primary care patients.

@article{Callahan1994LongitudinalSO,
  title={Longitudinal study of depression and health services use among elderly primary care patients.},
  author={Christopher M. Callahan and Siu L. Hui and Nancy Nienaber and Beverly Musick and William M. Tierney},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={833-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence and 9-month incidence of depressive symptoms among a cohort of elderly primary care patients and to determine whether different patterns of depression are associated with different patterns of health services use. DESIGN Prospective study of depressive symptoms as measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale and identification of patients' outpatient health services use through an electronic medical record system. SETTING An… CONTINUE READING

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